Porsche 911 Turbo

In 2006, Dr. Ing. H.c. Porsche will extend it ís current product line with the addition of a new 911 Turbo, the sixth generation of the 911 series.

This top-of-the-range model will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on February 28, 2006 and as from June 24, 2006 it will be available in German dealerships.

The 911 Turbo (type 997) has a few improvements. It has an output of 480 bhp at 6,000 rpm, a 3.6 litre engine, a rated torque of 620 Nm and a maximum torque available between 1,950 and 5,000 rpm. All these numbers are translated into driving performance, as the 911 Turbo with six-speed manual transmission only needs 3.9 seconds to get from zero to 100 km/h. The coupe reaches 200 km/h in 12.8 seconds. Despite these performance statistics, Porsche developers succeeded to keep the average consumption to 12.8 liters per100 km.

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For those who need even more speed, the 911 Turbo offers the optionally Tiptronic S automatic transmission. This way, it can reach 100 km/h from a standing start in just 3.7 seconds and 200 km/h in a mere 12.2 seconds. Both manual and automatic transmissions have a top speed of 310 km/k. Available for the first time, the optional
ìSport Chrono Package Turboî enhances the vehicleís flexibility even further.

The Porsche 911 Turbo features a redesigned all-wheel drive with an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch. The result will be the transfer of the available power to the road. Thatís because, depending on the driving conditions, this system will determine the optimal torque distribution to ensure the best-possible drive.  Also, Porsche Traction
Management (PTM) ensures variable power distribution to the two driven axles. This means that on the road the 911Turbo will prove outstanding traction in the rain or snow, high agility on narrow country roads and optimal active safety even at high speeds.

The new 911 Turbo ís driving performance is duly tempered by its brake system, which comprises monobloc fixed-caliper disc brakes with six pistons at the front axle and four at the rear. The diameter of the internally ventilated and perforated brake discs at the front and rear wheels is 350 millimeters. An optimized ceramic brake system that Porsche offers is Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). This high-tech system reduces with 17 kilograms the standard brake system and provides an excellent fading stability.

The major bodywork change of the 911 Turbo is the modified front end with its distinctive, tautly drawn cooling air inlets. Combined with the standard oval bi-xenon headlights, it will define the new unmistakable image. From the rear perspective too, the Turbo will seem more powerful. This is due first and foremost to its tail end, 22 millimeters wider than that of the previous model, to which the redesigned wing spoiler element has been aligned.

Secondly, the lateral air inlets behind the doors have been redrawn and now they offer a more efficient supply of cooling air to the charge-air intercoolers.

The basic price for the 911 Turbo is 115,000 Euros. In the USA, from July 8, 2006, the vehicle will be available at $122,000 (not including taxes).

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Porsche 911 highlights

  • The 2005 Porsche 911 redesigned rear-wheel-drive models.
  • The models are available as coupes and convertible Cabriolets.
  • They all have a rear-mounted, horizontally opposed 6-cyl engine.
  • The redesigned Porsche 911 has subtly altered styling and dimensions  and changed the interior.

There are two types of 911:

The Carrera, with a 325-hp 3.6 liter engine and The Carrera S, with 355-hp 3.8 liter.

The 6-speed manual transmission is standard to all 911s.

Optional,we can choose the 5-speed automatic with manual shift gate and  steering-wheel controls. Standard, the 911s have antilock 4-wheel  disc brakes, antiskid/traction control and front side airbags. The  redesigned Careras include side airbags in the windowsills for head protection.

In the convertibles models, we find a power top and heated glass rear window. A suspension with lowered ride height and shock absorbers are standard on the Carrera S and optional on the Carrera. This  system helps adjusting firmness within driver selectable Normal and Sport models.

All other Porsche models have 18 inch wheels, but the Carrera S has 19s. An option for the Carrera is a Sport Chrono Package. It includes a dashboard-mounted stopwatch and it allows altering various engine and chassis controls in order to improve driving performance. All 911s offer a navigation system.

Global Wellness Day – How June 13, 2015 Could Herald a New Journey Toward a REAL Wellness Lifestyle

Introduction: Global Wellness Day

Global Wellness Day (GWD). GWD was founded by a woman in Turkey named Belgin Aksoy. It is intended to encourage healthier, happier lives. Ms. Aksoy is the creative director of the Richmond Nua Wellness Spa in Lake Sapanca, Turkey. For two years, this spa has hosted wellness day festivals now and then. The GWD, intended to become an annual event, is already backed by volunteers in at least 30 nations, with support from influential spa leadership groups, such as the Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS).

GWD will be celebrated on Saturday, June 13.

The idea of linking a single day to a grand goal of a better life seems fatally optimistic and hopelessly hopeful. Fortunately, GWD is not about dramatic conversions; rather, it’s intended simply to encourage more people to take modest steps that provide good experiences, both physically and mentally.

The leaders and those who support GWD have modest expectations. They do no think celebrating a global wellness day will bring peace to the Middle East or harmony and understanding elsewhere, or sympathy and trust abounding or other Age of Aquarius pie-in-the-sky outcomes. Nor will a global wellness day feed the hungry or inspire Vladimir Putin or other totalitarians to embrace yoga, meditation, the healing arts or other pleasantries on offer at destination resorts around the world. The GWD enthusiasts are not lunatics.

Participants are optimistic, however, in other modest ways. The initial goal is simply to increase awareness of sound health practices. Eventually, the goals might expand to shaping public policies that support educational initiatives and environmental actions conducive to living well. The reality at present, for far too many, is that the odds are stacked high against well being. GWD proceeds despite social, political and economic realities around the globe that are anything but wellness friendly.

A Call for Input from the German Wellness Association

Lutz Hertel is the President of the German Wellness Association and a recognized leader in the spa industry in Europe. He is a good friend and a strong advocate for REAL wellness. Lutz also serves as one of a dozen or so ambassadors for GWD.

As a friend and supporter of the German Wellness Association, I got a request from Mr. Hertel to suggest seven steps that the Association might shape into steps for GWD promotions. Naturally, I accepted the challenge and made sure that each of the steps would promote REAL, not ersatz wellness (e.g., risk reduction actions such as stop smoking).

In a message to Lutz, I noted that the initial seven steps identified by the GWD leaders did not go to the essence of REAL wellness. They might be sensible enough for other advances (e.g., environmental awareness, building community, energy conservation, etc.) but the seven steps did not address REAL wellness values.

Here are the initial seven steps produced by the GWD leaders and sent to the 30 nations representatives for comment and expansion, if desired.

  1. Walk one hour
  2. Drink more water
  3. Don’t use plastic bottles
  4. Eat organic, locally sourced produce
  5. Do a good deed
  6. Eat a family dinner
  7. Go to bed at 10:00 PM

I suggested the German Wellness Association lead the way in promoting REAL wellness, not the common health education bromides that were all too familiar but still ineffective (e.g., walk one hour daily).

So, to promote REAL wellness, I offered not one but two sets of seven steps: the first would be substantive but too lengthy and complex for the likely expectations and desires of the GWD folks; the second would be short and sweet-but still entail seven REAL wellness steps.

Seven Long and Seven Short Steps for GWD

The long-version of suggestions are full-bodied steps that address all four dimensions of REAL wellness. This means wellness steps that are positive (not focused on a problem), life-enriching and quality-boosting for well-being advances. These steps go beyond an increased awareness of living well; they entail action steps.

  1. Consider the reliability, rationality and respectability of decisions and beliefs founded on reason, science, evidence and empiricism as contrasted with decisions and beliefs founded on unsupported claims, faith, superstition and the supernatural-and decide to learn and practice critical thinking skills.
  2. Resolve to live life enriched with exuberance-seek out experiences that provide meaning and purpose and engender happiness, joy, love, gratitude, kindness and peace at every opportunity, throughout nearly each and every day.
  3. Commit to physical fitness at every stage of life-find ways to exercise daily in ways that build and maintain your endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.
  4. Choose foods that not only provide enjoyment but also nourish and sustain optimal functioning of body systems-to the extent possible favor unprocessed, locally grown whole-foods that are primarily if not entirely plant-based.
  5. Liberate yourself from customs, traditions, cultures, creeds, dogmas and other barriers to enjoying the freedoms required to live life in a manner of your choosing.
  6. Recognize that living well in accordance with the previous five steps is something most people cannot manage, that you probably cannot manage, either, unless you fully appreciate how formidable are the barriers to overcome-and thereby firmly resolve and plan to be an exception to the rule, to defy the odds and succeed at achieving, and sustaining, a REAL wellness-enriched level of existence.
  7. Fill your days with WOs – that is, wellness orgasms. These are little pleasures, delights and moments of exuberance.

These are, of course, longer than the GWD leaders expect or invite but the German Wellness Association, in the spirit of REAL wellness, should not restrict its members hopes and enhanced aspirations to the lower denominators. In its GWD contributions, it must set a higher standard, going beyond mediocrity to excellence and truth-telling (e.g., see #6, above).

Yet, a simple version should be offered, as well, perhaps a starter set that is short and sweet. Here, then, are entry level steps in the German Wellness Association edition of what might be called The 7 Step REAL Wellness Manifesto for Global Wellness Day. Those who like the entry level steps can, for a fuller understanding of what each entails, move along to the next level. That would be the first list, the more detailed and challenging steps provided for those who wish to go beyond preliminary, prerequisite steps.

  1. Favor reason over superstition, science over faith.
  2. Choose happiness at every opportunity – pick up every jewel of joy that can be found in your path.
  3. Exercise daily – no excuses.
  4. Choose a plant-based, whole foods diet to the extent possible.
  5. Think about what it means to be free – and choose liberty.
  6. Know that living well is not easy – if it were, everyone would be doing it.
  7. As far as we know, this is the only life you get – embrace every moment, treasure every day.

A Reassessment and Return to the Drawing Board

Lutz Hertel was in favor of the two lists but pointed out that the GWD manifesto must be designed as an action plan for just one day, namely, June 13. Therefore, the lists I offered needed to be converted into precise, practical doings. As Lutz put it: This is the level of concreteness necessary if the German Wellness Association list is to be adopted by lay persons and total beginners.

So, a new, third list for GWD was created, organized by REAL wellness dimensions.

Steps for Global Wellness Day

R – Reason

  • On this special day, reduce your exposure to the mass media, particularly advertising and information about celebrities, sports, crime and obituaries. With the time saved, Google the name of a well-regarded expert known for promoting reason and science (e.g., Rolf Dobelli No News) and enjoy reading at least one essay on critical thinking.
  • Refrain from choosing any goods today that are wastefully packaged that, in the aggregate, diminish the quality of the environment.

E – Exuberance

  • Bring to mind a set of three different aspects of your life. Make a list of 3 achievements, 3 qualities you like about yourself and 3 reasons reasons life is good.
  • Now stand in front of a mirror, read your list aloud and smile appreciatively at yourself for ten seconds.
  • One additional thing to do today that will contribute to a sense of exuberance-bestow on someone else, a friend or even a stranger, a pleasant surprise.

A – Athleticism

  • Move your body for one hour on this special day. Do so in a manner that is somewhat challenging and enjoyable.
  • Prepare a warm, plant-based meal with fresh ingredients-and share it with someone.

L – Liberty

  • Do something enjoyable that you ordinarily would not allow yourself to do, something that seems exciting that might be fun. Choose something that’s legal and won’t trouble or infringe on the rights of anyone else.
  • As you complete each of these GWD challenge steps, smile and exclaim: I say ‘YES’ to REAL wellness!

Why wait for GWD? You can do any or all of these things today and other things like these simple steps every other day. Chances are you have far more opportunities and options along these lines than most, so make the most of your chances for a REAL wellness lifestyle every day, including June 13.

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Have We Seen the Last of the Mazda Rotary Engine?

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Many people contemplating purchasing the Mazda CX9, BT50 or even the MX5 may have been hoping for an announcement about the reintroduction of the rotary engine. However, when speaking at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, CEO and president of Mazda, Masamichi Kogai denied that there were any plans for the Wankel engine to make an appearance in the current models.

The engine was best known as a remarkably efficient engine system used in the RX7 and RX8 models. These models were discontinued as late as 2012, but while Kogai denies any plans to use the engine in model designs in the near future, he did confirm that the engine system has not been forgotten and will not be killed off.

The unique engine layout of the Wankel is considered to be an integral element of the heritage of Mazda. It was first introduced in 1967 Cosmo. The company then used the engine design on the R100 and RX2, 3 and 4. However, the Wankel engine is most commonly associated with the RX7 lightweight sports car. This provided a unique balance of aesthetic style, great performance with superb fuel economy. The Mazda brand produced over two million rotary engine powered cars from 1967 until the discontinuation of the RX8 in 2012.

Mazda have suggested that this will be considered for future design projects. This could allow the company to fully explore further development of the engine system and expand the potential of this revolutionary engine layout. The rotary engine is low noise, compact and versatile enough to accommodate a range of different fuels. This could be the key reason why it may appear on future models, perhaps in hatchback models such as the Mazda 6 or even in the SUV range like the Mazda CX9. However, cost is likely to play a major role in the viability of using the rotary engine as production costs will need to remain as low as possible.

With Mazda suffering several years of losses, there has been much focus and business restructuring to allow the company to recently declare a profitable year. This is thanks in part to large volume sales of more economical models such as the Mazda 3 and popular versatile models such as the Mazda CX9 and CX5.

However, we may see the rotary engine design used for something other than motoring. There has been recent speculation that the configuration could be considered to provide generator power for outdoor events, farms and even emergency services.

According to Takashi Suzuki, development manager at Mazda, the rotary engine system is compact and could be made into a suitable mobile power generator. While there are many electric generator models available on the marketplace, no mobile generator system can produce similar levels of power as are produced by the rotary engine. This could mean that while you may not find a rotary engine on the new Mazda CX9, it could find its way into leisure and safety uses around the world.

Author is in the profession of moving business. She has prominent writer of various blogs based on the tips related to moving business. Currently she is writing about one of the leading company wanneroomazda situated in Wangara, WA Australia and sharing her experience of Mazda cx9.

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CNG Cars Under Rs. 3 Lakhs

The CNG revolution in Indian automobile sectors has till now grown to its full potential because of lack of infrastructure like filling stations across the country. There is only one car that falls under the below Rs. 3 lakh price range equipped with a CNG Kit, which is TATA Nano CNG. It is available in two colour variants of Serene White and Damson Purple. The company has priced this hatchback at Rs. 2.4 Lakhs (Ex showroom price, New Delhi).
CNG Cars Under Rs. 3 Lakhs

Good Looks
When this car was first conceived it was reputed to be the world’s cheapest car. This four seater has a chubby look. The front profile of this car has the notable sweep down bonnet with a Chrome strip attached at the bottom to give it a premium look. The front bonnet has the company’s logo stamped right in the center. On both sides of this you will find clear lens diamond shaped headlamp cluster equipped with halogen lights and turn indicators. The front bumper is wide and house two cute looking fog lamp and a big air dam. The side profile of this car includes body coloured OVRMs, door handles and half wheel covers. From the back also this car looks good thanks to the presence of horizontal tail lamps and the TATA symbol on the back with a reflector embedded rear bumper.

CNG Cars Under Rs. 3 Lakhs

CNG Cars Under Rs. 3 Lakhs

Interiors:
The interior of Nano is tastefully done. The seats are comfortable, with enough leg and head room. The seat covers and door trims are done with Sporty Black fabric and Black Vinyl. The dashboard is made out of premium plastic and comes in Ebony Black colour. The steering wheel is a three spoke affair and the center fascia is Silver dust in colour. Other passenger utility features included in this car are dual glove boxes with provision for speaker fitment, AC, heater, cabin lamp, front and rear seat headrests, sun visor, speaker grille surrounded by Bezel grill, rear parcel shelf with provision for speaker fitment, electronic trip meter, fuel gauge and a few others.

Engine and Suspension
The new CNG powered Tata Nano is powered by a 624 cc, 2-cylinderCNG motor attached to a 5-speed manual gearbox that can churn out a maximum power of 32.5 bhp and max torque of 45 Nm. For suspension, it boasts of McPherson strut with a gas filled dampers type of suspension attached to the front axle and an independent, semi trailing arm with coil spring & gas filled shock absorbers for the rear axle.

Safety Features
This hatchback from the stable of TATA is equipped with a lot of safety features to keep the riders safe, these include, central locking, rear high mount stop lamp, front and rear seat belts, intrusion beam, Double-Ferrule mechanical grip fitting, Sharp leak detection and interlock sensor.

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